PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld
About PRETTIES (taken from goodreads.com)
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted.
But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that something’s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.
Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life — because the authorities don’t intend to let anyone with this information survive.
Review of PRETTIES
I wasn’t crazy about the first book in this series so I wasn’t very excited to start this one. It was just like the first one. I know that the author is writing to teens so he hits on a lot of important issues like appearance and the environment but this book still didn’t cut it for me. So many people really enjoyed this book but unfortunately I wasn’t one of them.
I kinda liked how Tally switched from an ugly to a pretty because it gave us a look at how the pretties live and think. I really hated how they talked though. When they used words to mean other things it really threw me off and just kind of annoyed me. The plot in this book wasn’t terrible so I was able to get through it pretty easily. The reason I don’t like these books is that I really don’t like the main character. I find she’s annoying and whiny. But if you can get through that then the book isn’t too bad. It’s just a little boring for my taste.
I’d give it 3 out of 5
“What happens when perfection isn’t good enough?”